Recording at home vs. using a recording studio

by Maryann Ross Levanti 09/18/2022

It's possible to achieve great sounding music productions at home with a DIY recording studio. Rather than pay for professional studio time, you might find it's a better investment to buy and set up your own equipment at home.

Here is a quick guide to some options to help you learn more:

How much does it cost to record in a studio?

Booking time at a music studio can range from $55 - $500 per day for recording a song. This price covers most studio space as well as the services provided by the engineer. Some recording studios allow hourly rentals for smaller projects.

Building a home recording studio

A home studio can cost anywhere from $300 to more than $10,000 depending on the type and amount of equipment you buy. Other factors, like square footage of your space and whether you need to incorporate remodeling projects for sound insulation, can increase the cost as well.

Portable recording booths

If you'd rather not spend the money on equipment or full studio setup, a portable recording booth might be a good option for you. These booths were designed to help musicians and producers with audio recordings anywhere, even when far away from their own studios. 

There are many types of portable booths with different features and price points, but all include basic sound isolation technology to help your recordings.

Which type of setup is best for your audio recording session? It's important to weigh the costs with the convenience of having your own equipment at home versus visiting a commercial music production studio. 

About the Author

Maryann Ross Levanti

I'm Maryann Ross Levanti, looking forward to meeting you and helping you find your new home and/or sell your current one. I've lived in Fairfield County the majority of my life - grew up in Westport, (Coleytown, Coleytown, Staples), undergrad at UPenn, masters from Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm ABR and GRI certified, and hold a broker's license in real estate, as well as a provisional appraiser license. Additionally, I am the exclusive agent for CCO Habitats - a HOBI award winning building company which regularly offers new construction homes as well as renovated homes to the market in Westport. In my 20 plus years of selling homes, I've learned many things - among them - the customer is not always right. Nor am I. However, if we work together we have a much better chance of being correct and either getting your home sold or finding the home that best suits your needs. Yes, I'm outspoken and opinionated. But anyone with a license can open a door - wouldn't you rather have doors opened by someone who actually tells you the truth and is willing to put her years of experience and knowledge into working 24/7 for you to help you understand what you're getting into? You may not always like what you hear, and there are no crystal balls in this business. But I believe an informed decision is always better. Hopefully you do too! As a yearly winner of the Connecticut Five Star Realtor award and frequently repeated recipient of customer service awards indicate; my priority is you, my client, and my clients appreciate it. Put my local knowledge, professional skills, ethics and dedication to work for you - give me a call 203.984.5157.